I received a review copy of Héctor Tobar's new book Deep Down Dark the other week and read the entire thing in one sitting. In it, Tobar tells the utterly mind-boggling story of the Chilean mine disaster of 2010, when 33 miners wereShow More Summary
How do you lead in a crisis: a disaster on Mount Everest, an oil spill, a collapse trapping 33 Chilean miners underground, or, in my case, going blind and then having an accident which left me paralyzed? Last year, I joined the World Economic Forum's group of Young Global Leaders for a course on leadership in extreme situations, led by Dutch Leonard. Show More Summary
Tobar, a former foreign correspondent, has most recently been a staff writer in books. His book on the buried Chilean miners comes out next month.
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We've recently found interesting developments or updates on three stories that we've covered in the past: A settlement in criminal charges in the Sheri Sangji Lab death case; an in-depth feature on how the Chilean miners survived; and a four-year retrospective on the Tesoro Plant explosion that killed 7. Patrick Harran And L.A. District Attorney Reach Deal In Sheri Sangji...
There have been numerous pieces on the 33 trapped Chilean miners and their miraculous rescue in late 2010, but Héctor Tobar’s gripping article in The New Yorker was the only one that helped me understand what those two months underground felt like for the starving, resilient miners. Show More Summary
In August 2010 the world stopped breathing when a group of men employed as Chilean miners was trapped inside the San Jose Mine, nearly as deep as the tallest building on earth. I, too, longed for my daily infusion of news about their battle to survive. Show More Summary
It's been almost four years since 33 Chilean miners were trapped below the surface of the earth for 69 days. A story published this week by The New Yorker reveals some additional stunning details about their harrowing rescue, and some astounding new information about the mine itself. Read more...
Yesterday at the 2014 FIFA World Cup, a pack of rowdy Chileans stormed the media center in Sao Paolo’s Maracana stadium before the game between Chile and Spain. So I guess those Chilean miners got everybody a little too worked up. Fortunately, while fans at the Colombia-Ivory Coast matchup today in Brasilia were pretty excited, they stopped short of going […]
Chile is once again rallying around the miners who were rescued after being trapped underground for 69 days. However, this time, the 32 men who survived the mining accident are not asking for food or prayers, but rather for support for the country's soccer team as it heads into this year's W
You don't need to speak Spanish to be stirred by the breathtaking ad released in Chile ahead of the World Cup.
A whole bunch of words isn’t really needed to underline how incredibly special this ad is. Produced by Banco de Chile, the spot, which features the 33 Chilean miners who were rescued after spending a few torturous weeks surviving underground, hits the heart in the best way possible. Warning: after viewing, you may be tempted […]
Banco de Chile recruits the 33 miners who survived 69 days in a collapsed mine to give the Chilean national team one hell of a pep talk. For all the manufactured emotion in both advertising and sports, this one is the real deal. In 2010, 33 miners were trapped for 69 days in a collapsed Chilean mine. Show More Summary
You probably could have guessed that soccer is a big deal in Chile, just like it is pretty much everywhere else in South America. However, in case you don’t fully grasp the cultural significance of the sport in that part of the globe, this commercial for the Bank of Chile should drive the point home. […]
The most stirring World Cup commercial contest is over.
It was a story that captured the attention of the world. In 2010, Chilean miners were trapped and survived underground for 69 days before emerging as heroes upon their rescue. Those same men have come together to inspire Chile's World...Show More Summary
This advert from the Bank of Chile is terrific! It features the 33 miners that were trapped for 69 days in 2010, longer than anyone else in history, telling the Chilean national team that “Nothing is impossible.” The men return to the mine in the Atacama desert which had then trapped for over two months [...]
By The Energy Report: Lithium is an essential component of batteries for small electronics and large electric vehicles as well as for materials for the housing and construction industry. In this interview with The Mining Report, economist...Show More Summary
Chilean copper miner Collahuasi said on Tuesday that it has received authorization to reactivate its Patache port in the country's north following a massive 8.2
Liana Liberato (Stuck in Love, Trust) has been cast in Relativity’s The Best Of Me, the Nicholas Sparks romance that James Marsden joined earlier this month replacing the late Paul Walker opposite Michelle Monaghan. Liberato will play...Show More Summary